Category: Book Launch

  • Behrouz Boochani: “This is the deepest form of violence in the world“

    Behrouz Boochani: “This is the deepest form of violence in the world“

    by Holly Young for Spex magazine Behrouz Boochani has written his latest book through text messages from a detention camp in the South Pacific – and was awarded Australia’s richest literary accolade for it. In an exclusive interview over phone he condemns the country’s immigration policy. And talks about the power of writing. For a German […]


    VIA VIKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL AND THE RESURGENCE OF CARBON-FUELED IDEOLOGY April 11, 2018  By William T. Vollmann In the time when I lived, it was still possible to meet Americans who disbelieved in global warming, although the ones I knew became shyer and rarer in about 2013. In 2016, they helped elect Donald Trump president, […]

  • Just Out: “Canto Diurno”!

    Canto Diurno, my Selected Poems (1972-2012) in French (translations coordinated by Jean Portante) and with a foreword by Charles Bernstein, was published this month by Le Castor Astral in their “Les Passeurs d’Inuits” series. Many thanks to Jean Portante, Jean-Yves Reuzeau, Jacques Darras & Charles Bernstein for their invaluable contributions. Here, an extract of Charles Bernstein’s […]

  • Just Out: Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within

    Very pleased to be back in New York, despite all — & find my copy of Ashraf Fayadh’s Instructions Within, translated by Mona Kareem (with Mona Zaki & Jonathan Wright) & published by the operating system. And what a rare occasion it is, design-wise: the parti pris of choosing to print this bilingual (Arab-English) edition the way […]

  • Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language — An Interview with Pierre Joris

    Above right: Paul Celan, passport photo Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan A Bilingual Edition Translated and with Commentary by Pierre Joris Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 736 pages,ISBN-10: 0374125988   Doug Valentine with Pierre Joris Paul Celan and the Meaning of Language An Interview with Pierre Joris   There is great […]

  • George Hunka on Celan

    New books: Paul Celan Paul Celan remains one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century. The two great poems of his early career, “Death Fugue” (circa 1945) and “Stretto” (1958), were respectively informed, if not inspired, by the Holocaust and the detonation of the atomic bomb. His body of work was a response, […]

  • A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly

    !OUT NOW! It is no exaggeration to suggest that Robert Kelly may well be America’s most prolific poet, and certainly one of the most singular and ceaselessly innovative writers the country produced in the 2nd part of the past century. To date, he has published more than 70 books of poetry and fiction — books […]

  • Leonard Schwartz Reading @ Poets House

    On Saturday, presentation of the yearly Big Showcase Opening Reading at Poets House. An amazing amount of new poetry books & their presses are represented in the exhibit. At the multiform reading I recorded (from half way down the house, on iphone, so quality is less than great) Leornard Schwartz’s offerings from his recent book At Element (Talisman […]

  • The Prague MicroFestival…

    …that starts tomorrow will celebrate Cartographies of the In-Between, the book of essays on my work that Peter Cockelbergh edited. Alas, I cannot be in Prague, though I will do a reading — presented live by Peter Cockelbergh who is right now in the train from Brussels to Prague — tomorrow at 6p.m. local time via […]

  • Cartographies of the In-Between

    This announcement in from Literatura Pragensia some time ago: PIERRE JORIS CARTOGRAPHIES OF THE IN-BETWEEN   ed. Peter Cockelbergh ISBN TBA (paperback) 300pp Publication date: December 2011 Price: € 12.00 (not including postage) Pierre Joris’s work is known to many and in many guises, but nevertheless seems to slip through the mazes of American, British, […]